This year has been one that many of us would like to put behind us. From COVID-19 to Derecho, we’ve learned a whole new vocabulary related to disasters many didn’t see coming or have any control over.
There is one devastating tragedy you can avoid; it just takes a little effort. In 2020 traffic fatalities were going down significantly as fewer people were on Iowa roads. The number of fatalities in July and August has grown to alarming numbers. Higher speeds are one cause. There are things you can do every time you get behind the wheel that will help drive those numbers back down.
You have a responsibility to everyone in your vehicle and the vehicles around you. Your choices can save a family from living through another disaster.
The issue of dangerous, excessive speed is making news - https://kcci.com/article/troopers-continue-to-clock-drivers-at-extreme-speeds-in-iowa/33792486?src=app
For 2020, there have been 204 fatalities reported. That is an increase of 15 since last Monday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at https://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/stats/daily.pdf